A webcam is a video camera that sends its video data to a computer in real time, as opposed to recording it first.

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Accessing Webcam Streams Through Shell

I am writing an app (running on ARM Ubuntu) that needs to be able to do image processing on the video stream from a webcam. The easiest way that I can get the data is through the output stream on a ...
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Greenscreen (aka chroma key) effect with a webcam?

This is not the blue screen of death I am speaking of, but the process called bluescreening (also known as green screen, or Chroma Key). It removes a particular colored background from an image so ...
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Simplest video grab from webcam: how to

On Raspbery Pi's Raspbian (based on Debian Wheezy) I'm trying to make a simplest video grab from a Logitech C910 webcam to a video file via ffmpeg/avconv. I say: $ avconv -t 5 -f video4linux2 -s ...
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How do you enable webcam support in Facebook for Ubuntu 10.04?

I think I have finally arrived at an insolvable equation: Chromium v.7 + Ubuntu 10.04 + Sun Java 6 + Webcam + Facebook + Flash 10 = non-functional All of those items listed above are potential ...
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Webcam Security Software Running on Computer - Any OS?

Are there any security room-monitoring software that runs through a webcam on the computer? (This thread isn't a duplicate of ...
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How to use built-in Webcam with Windows 8?

I've upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 and almost everything is working great. The one notable exception is the built-in webcam, while it works perfectly from a number of Windows 7 applications ...
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Webcam not working with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

I have installed Cheese Webcam Booth from ubuntu software center but my when I run this software I am getting following message/error. "No device found" I also installed Camorama Webcam viewer but ...
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How to port forward a webcam server through two routers?

I set up a Raspberry Pi webcam server (running Raspbian) to be available publicly. I can see it internally when I go to its internal IP and port in a web browser. I can't get to it via the public IP, ...
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Skype video turns off

I've been having a problem with Skype on a Mac System running 10.8. Whenever I start a video call with a contact, my video feed turns itself off after various amounts of time. The option to turn the ...
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Windows 7 has intermittent USB problems, and some permanent ones

I bought a 5M USB extenstion cable, which is powers so there is no lack of speed. However it is essentially a USB Hub with just one port. It wouldn't work on any of the rear ports, saying no driver ...
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Take photos in rapid succession on Mac OS X

I have a MacBook with running Snow Leopard. Is there a way that allows me to take rapid fire photos with the camera? PhotoBooth sort of has this feature, but it only takes 4, and they are combined ...
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Distinguishing between multiple webcams in Linux?

I have two webcams connected to my machine, running Linux Mint. jacoby@oz:~$ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 jacoby@oz:~$ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:08ce Logitech, Inc. QuickCam ...
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Motorized webcam which can look up, down, left, right with its own application? [closed]

The title may seem a bit misleading as I was not sure what the term is. I am looking for a webcam that can turn itself for instance I want it to look to the right or left sides, up or down, so by ...
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How can I get my webcam working in kernel 3.9.4 built for ARM?

I'm trying to get my USB webcam (Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX) working on an Olimex SAM9-L9260 board (ARM). I have used Buildroot 2013.05 and have the system up and running. I want to take webcam ...
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Mpeg2 decode on a webcam?

I've got a situation here. I'm trying to use a camera hooked up to a capture card as a webcam, however the capture card stream is MPEG2 encoded. Which basically means, since no webcam-using programs ...
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UVCCapture resulting in: ioctl querycontrol error 22

I'm trying to capture an image from my webcam (Raspberry Pi, Rasbpbian). Using the following command: uvccapture -v I get the following output: Using videodevice: /dev/video0 Saving images to: ...
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Is it possible to “transplant” drivers between machines?

Is it possible to transplant drivers of an already-connected device to another machine? A webcam that's plugged into one Windows 7 machine is being detected and properly displayed in Device Manager ...
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FFmpeg filter to rotate image through arbitrary angle

I need to produce timelapse video from a webcam that was mounted at a slightly off-vertical angle, and I need to rotate the image about 3 degrees counter-clockwise. (The webcam is in a virtually ...
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1 webcam connected to two computers at same time

Is it possible to connected a Webcam to two computers at the same time? The webcam wouldn't be used by both at the same time. What I'm trying to do is setup a webcam to take some photos, but if my ...
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Windows 7 webcam not functioning with warning message “Camera is used by other application”

A friend of mine told me her webcam is not functioning during her Skype call session. Symptoms/tests: Running the Skype video test gives the warning "Camera is used by other application Searching ...
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Change the priority of webcams (Windows XP)

I have two USB webcams plugged into my computer. Unfortunately, all the applications I've been testing seem to be defaulting to the wrong one, with no way to change it. Is there some way to change ...
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Webcam effects for Windows 7

I need a software that can creates effects in webcam for video chat in Google and Skype. I can do effects with HP touchsmart softwares. but not able to do the same for Google talk or Skype. EDIT: ...
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built-in card reader and webcam stopped working after upgrade

I have a sony vaio vgn-fz460e and I actually have two problems. One, my mass storage controller is not installed and when I click to apply this fix...it's says mass storage controller doesn't have a ...
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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Laptop crashes when webcam is on

Sequence of actions that cause BSOD: 1. Turn on webcam photo capture in browser (tried in chrome) 2. close the tab while photo capture is still on 3. Receive a BSOD "APC Index Mismatch" This is ...
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Simple software for working with webcam

Is there some simple software, that can only take pictures (or take pictures and shoot video) from webcam? I'm looking for single-purpose simple application, not some complicated ...
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Are there any webcams which can take camera-quality photos? [closed]

Some cameras allow what is called 'tethered shooting' whereby you can preview the camera image on your computer monitor, giving a much better impression of what the final photo will look like than on ...
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Rotate webcam video on Ubuntu Linux

I need to rotate (90 degrees) the video feed of my laptop webcam to use it with skype/hangout. It seems to be possible using the gstreamer infrastructure, but I don't know how.
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How to connect laptop to digital camera - bypass memory card & have photo show on screen

I am trying to create a simple photo booth for a dance. What I would like to do is use a Windows laptop, USB cable and digital camera on a tripod. I would like for the camera to bypass its memory ...
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Building video incrementally from incoming jpeg images

Is it possible to append one jpeg frame (or a small number of frames) to a video while retaining good image quality and compression? I have a script that downloads a jpeg image from a webcam every 30 ...
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how to record videos from my laptop webcam?

I am not sure but I can't seem to turn on my webcam to record videos which I would broad cast somewhere later on. I have a HP G62 Laptop, and the cam turns on when I use programs like Skype and other ...
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How do I use Canon CyberShot A800 as a webcam?

How do I get the Canon CyberShot A800 digicam be detected as a webcam when plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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On Site User Testing Software [closed]

Is there any software for OS X or Windows that can capture both the screen and capture the user via cam? I need this for on-site user testing where people sit down and try our app.
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Configuring webcam resolution/FPS

Just got a Genius eMessenger 310 webcam, and I'm trying to change the capture resolution and FPS. The box says "Video resolution: CIF: up to 30fps, VGA: up to 30fps" but so far I've been unable to set ...
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How to access a wireless IP CAM from one Wireless network to another Wireless network

Recently I got a Apexis IP Wireless camera and I have configured it to my Belkin Router. All users who is connected to this Router able to access this camera with my configured IP and port ...
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What software takes high resolution WebCam photos?

Why is good webcam recording software so hard to find? I need a program that will take high quality photos with my webcam. Most webcam software I found is ridiculously cheap/old and ugly to interact ...
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Webcam not working - drivers look fine, WIA is started, cams get detected by Windows and Skype etc

How can I debug a webcam issue if the event viewer doesn't show any errors concerning WIA or camera/hardware topics WIA is started and restarting it causes no errors/warnings in the event log ...
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Notebook refusing to use headset microphone over built-in webcam mic

I'm running Windows 7 on an MSI GX740 notebook with Realtek's HD Audio drivers (updated) and recently purchased a Turtle Beach X12 headset. The headset's mic is analog, and when I plug it in my ...
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How can I record and take shots with a webcam in Windows 7?

I just plugged in the Microsoft webcam to my PC but I can't see any application to record a movie or take snapshots. In Windows XP there used to be a option in My Computer. Are there any settings ...
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How to turn off annoying blue light in laptop webcam

I'm trying this free app from luxand. Used to login using your face. http://www.luxand.com/blink/ And it needs the webcam to record my face. But it comes with the annoying blue light. And it takes ...
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HP Envy webcam pictures all purple

I have a new HP Envy 15 with an integrated webcam, running Win 7. It works, but all the images are purple, suggesting to me that the red and blue guns are working, but the green isn't. The problem ...
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Web camera not working with fedora

I'm using fedora 15 on my HP G42 laptop, I didn't install any particular packages for access web camera. Does the default OS support access web camera or Do I need to install any software package for ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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how I do streaming with raspberry by rtp?

I want to cast my webcam by rtp with raspberry pi. I've tried this: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 –f rtp ...
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Simple webcam server [closed]

I am looking for a simple solution to turn a standard webcam on a Windows or Linux PC into a source for webcam images in a website hosted on another machine. Ideally it implements a minimal web ...
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Lenovo webcam ignores blue color

By software based error, my webcam often sets itself to ignore blue in my room. If I force different resolution then 640x480, the problem is fixed. But if I return back to normal resolution, the ...
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How to make fake webcam effect using video without having webcam?

I don't have webcam. but just for fun in Gmail video chat and in skype i want to run a video as a webcam is it possible. How gmail video chat and skype can play a video as webcam Any trick or ...
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Is there virtual webcam software that accepts a HTTP stream as a video source?

I need to stream video from DVBViewer's Netstreamer plugin, and capturing its onscreen video output is too laggy. Is there any virtual webcam software that accepts HTTP Live Streams as a video ...
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Command line tool to capture webcam video in Windows Xp

I want to know how to capture webcam video and dump the raw as well as an encoded version using ffmpeg. I want only the video stream. I'm on Windows xp.
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Time-lapse software for Windows 7 [closed]

Timershot was an excellent part of the PowerToys for Windows XP collection. But alas, it doesn't appear to work on Windows 7, even when run in XP SP3 compatibility mode. Can anyone recommend a ...